Critical Care Tower

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cctower1Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project Role: Design/Assist / Renovation and Addition

This project is a two phase construction plan. The first phase was infrastructure plan consisting of new Boiler Plant, Chillers, Power Distribution System (15kV Double Ended Substation addition) and Emergency Power Generator Distribution Facility for the entire complex.

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All of which was completed around the hospital's Emergency Room Entrance and Main Drive Area. This phase also included a road crossing of a 15' x 15' duct bank serving as a link between the main Hospital and the expansion across the road. It included expansion of the 15kV distribution system and completed the 480v/277v power network.

Contract: $3,000,000.00
Duration: 1.5 Years

A tax savings purchase plan was implemented for Owner Purchased Switchgear, Generators and Lighting Fixtures. The contract above does not include that cost.

The second phase consisted of an 11 story expansion to the existing facility. Patient Rooms, Operating Suites, Doctors/Staff Offices, Nurses' Stations and an interior 5 floor Atrium Area.

Contract: $13,000,000.00
Number of Patient Rooms: 141
Operating Suites: 12
Square Footage: 329,000
Duration: 2.5 Years

A tax savings purchase plan was implemented for Owner Purchased Switchgear, Wire and Lighting Fixtures. The contract above does not include that cost.

General Contractor:
Balfour Beatty
Rocy Wooten

Architect:
Earl Swensson

Engineer:
SSR
John Ross

Owner:
Vanderbilt University
Terry Ralph

Amount:
$16,000,000.00

Duration:
4 Years

Square Footage:
239,000

This included the addition of a 15kV Double ended substation on the 11th floor for the building's power distribution and expansion of the 480v/277v power network. Normal Power is serviced from the Phase I Power Distribution System. It was tied in to the live service via a series of controlled shut-downs which affected the entire hospital complex. A Bus Duct System is used to provide the distribution system throughout the facility. Emergency Power distribution is serviced from the Phase I expansions plus the additions of the ASCO Transfer Switches. The emergency transfer system was coordinated with the Mechanical and Plumbing and Sprinkler trades.

Lighting Fixtures for the project are based on hospital grade Troffers, Down Lights, Sconces, Wall Mounted Indirect fixtures, Room Exam Lights and Surgery Lighting in the suites, Patient Room lighting control and Headwall Unit installation.

Fire Alarm, Nurse Call / Code Blue and Data / Com Systems are all included. These systems had to interconnect with the existing systems and services plus be monitored by the Delta Control Room.

Coordination plans and Lay-out drawings were all produced in house with our CADD technician.